Nice Ink!

We’ve been blessed with some very nice press and we are grateful!

You might have seen us on Food Network’s Best Thing I Ever Ate with Michael Symon and Food Feuds, where we were named Best Ribs in St. Louis, BBQ Paradise on the Travel Channel and Bon Appétit Picks the Best on the Food Network. Mike is also featured on two different episodes of Unwrapped and Playboy named us “Top 10 BBQ Joints” in America.

Watch Mike talk about 17th Street and his competition memories of Memphis May in these compelling audio slideshows produced by Mark Dolan, the BBQ Pilgrim.

This is a particularly good interview with Professor Salt and you can read and listen to this fun field trip we took with NPR’s Jennifer Ludden.

Tune into our YouTube Channel to watch Mike explaining the intricacies of judging a whole hog at a barbecue competition and on the streets of New York City at the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party.

Here is a succinct factsheet about Mike and a factsheet about Amy that might be helpful for reporters. And here’s a list of other media who’ve covered Mike and 17th Street.

Media Appearances


Good Morning America

Live with Regis & Kelly

Best Thing I Ever Ate/Food Network

Food Feuds/Food Network

Best in Smoke/Food Network

Food Crafters/Cooking Channel

BBQ Pitmasters/TLC

BBQ Paradise/Travel Channel

The Well-Seasoned Traveler/A&E

Unwrapped/Food Network

BBQ with Bobby Flay/Food Network

Al Roker’s Barbecue Road Trip/Food Network

All-Star Barbecue Showdown/Versus

Bon Appétit Picks the Best/Food Network


The New York Times

Chicago Tribune

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Los Angeles Times

Bon Appétit

Food & Wine


Chile Pepper

National Restaurant News

National Barbecue News

Food Arts



Various local and regional papers


Martha Stewart Radio

NPR/All Things Considered

G. Gordon Liddy Show

Numerous local and regional stations